Nyle Fort

Ph.D. in Religion
Department of African American Studies
1879 Hall

Nyle Fort is a joint Ph.D. candidate in religion and interdisciplinary humanities with a concentration in African American studies. His dissertation, Amazing Grief: African American Mourning and Contemporary Black Activism, is a scholarly meditation on how acts of public grief shape black freedom struggle, with a particular focus on the Movement for Black Lives. Nyle has received fellowships from the Ford Foundation, Forum for Theological Exploration, University of Pennsylvania, and the Charlotte Newcombe Foundation.